Juan Sanchez

FIU Business management professor contributes to analysis of COVID-19’s impact on disability benefits.

Professor Juan Ignacio Sanchez, Knight-Ridder Eminent Chair in Management, is working alongside the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on an in-depth analysis of COVID-19’s impact on U.S. employment disability rates. The NAS’ Standing Committee for the U.S. Social Security Administration Disability Programs, of which Sanchez is a member, was tasked by the U.S. House Ways […]

U.S. News Ranks FIU’s Undergraduate International Business Program No. 2 in the Nation

FIU Business Dean Li featured on international panels to address COVID-19 business school readiness.

No one was prepared for the shutdown when COVID-19 hit U.S. shores. Yet the response of Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) was more nimble than many other schools, said FIU Business Dean Joanne Li, because robust online options have long been a dynamic element of its programs. Li made her remarks during […]

Building redundancies can help businesses rebound in a global crisis

FIU Business implements “HyFlex” teaching and learning model to cope with COVID-19.

As the fall 2020 semester began amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, FIU Business launched HyFlex, a course delivery model that offers hybrid classes in a flexible structure. Students can participate face-to-face in the classroom, remotely with synchronous video streaming or watch a recording of their classes. During the fall term, students in HyFlex can go back and […]

Florida Keys brewery among 269 small business working with Florida SBDC at FIU Business to obtain $35.6 million in COVID-19 aid.

Florida Keys brewery among 269 small business working with Florida SBDC at FIU Business to obtain $35.6 million in COVID-19 aid.

Earlier this year, Florida Keys Brewing Company owners Craig and Cheryl McBay contacted the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) and began work on disaster planning. And then came a real-time disaster: COVID-19. Since then, the owners of the Islamorada brewery have been making all the right moves to set up their business to not just survive […]

FIU Business Dean Li and other women business leaders share guidance for success and survival at MBAF panel.

Survival: will I make it? A new venture: should I go for it? The answers are still unknown for many business owners and entrepreneurs impacted by the economic crisis and the continued uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak. A group of South Florida women business leaders examined these challenges during a panel presented by […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps South Florida small businesses obtain $31.25 million in COVID-19 aid.

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps South Florida small businesses obtain $31.25 million in COVID-19 aid.

As small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to hang on, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has helped owners in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties navigate disaster assistance programs, getting funds into the business’ hands and developing strategies to weather the crisis. As of July 14, FSBDC at FIU Business has helped 250 businesses secure […]

Office space: new strategies, from architecture to technology, emerge amidst COVID-19.

From raising questions about shared offices and open floor plan designs to increased telecommuting and new means of client and employee interaction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the office setting. Rethinking architecture, construction, furniture placement and design, alongside greater integration of technology, will shape the workplace of the future. How should workplaces adapt to […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps small businesses obtain $27.6 million in COVID-19 aid.

As small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to hang on, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has helped owners in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties navigate disaster assistance programs, getting funds into the business’ hands and developing strategies to weather the crisis. As of June 18, 2020, the FSBDC has helped 273 local […]

FSBDC at FIU helps South Florida dental practice begin its recovery.

South Florida dentist Nolyris Alvarez is cautiously optimistic. Her dental practice, Oral Facial Comprehensive Care, has begun a slow recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Payment arrangements are set with creditors. Patients are going to the dentist again. Many of her employees returned. But costs continue to increase, and monthly billings are down between 30 and […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps small businesses obtain $24.1 million in COVID-19 aid.

Florida SBDC at FIU Business helps small businesses obtain $24.1 million in COVID-19 aid.

As small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic struggle to hang on, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has helped owners in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties navigate disaster assistance programs, getting funds into the business’ hands and developing strategies to weather the crisis. As of June 2, 2020, the FSBDC has helped local businesses obtain $24.1 million in […]